Suspected shark fin smugglers arrested at Soekarno-Hatta
The Jakarta Post
Security officers at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, arrested six people who flew from Portugal to Jakarta as they reportedly tried to smuggle shark fins.
National Fish Quarantine, Quality Control and Fishery Products Safety Agency (BKIPM) head Habrin Yake said on Monday the suspects, who worked as a deck crew, were arrested last Thursday at the airport’s new Terminal 3 Ultimate, with the help of Aviation Security officers.
“We found shark fins in the suspects’ luggage,” Habrin said, as quoted by tribunnews.com.
He added that a similar case had also occurred at the airport on March 25. The security officers arrested a man allegedly attempting to smuggle shark products.
He attempted to fly to Makassar, South Sulawesi, with six boxes containing blacktip shark products. “The suspect brought six boxes containing 90 kilograms of black shark [products],” he added. (vny)
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